Category: Education

What Does It Take to Bring Good Ideas to Scale?

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Guest Author · President & Executive Director, Boston After School & Beyond

Chris Smith shares how the Summer Learning Project helped 6,500 Boston children return to school ready and motivated to learn.

September 10, 2015 | Category: Education

National and Local Supporters Rally Behind Boston’s Disconnected Youth

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

$810,000 in national funding helps stalled high school graduates jump start their future.

July 07, 2015 | Category: Education

A Few Words with Leah Hamilton

Get to know Barr’s new director of education

May 20, 2015 | Category: Education

A New Model for Quality Improvement in Early Education

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Improving program quality to help more children enter school ready.

April 30, 2015 | Category: Education

Understanding Key Factors Impacting Black and Latino Male Achievement

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

New reports highlight challenges and opportunities for improving the academic achievement of Black and Latino young men in Boston Public Schools.

April 17, 2015 | Category: Education

Announcing Barr’s New Director of Education

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Leah Hamilton will join the Barr Foundation as its new director of education.

March 03, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Education Models Worth Expanding

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

New education report spotlights two Barr grantees as models worth expanding and replicating.

February 23, 2015 | Category: Education

From the President – December 2014

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

As 2014 draws to a close, three key decisions that will guide Barr into its next era.

December 15, 2014 | Category: From the President

Barr’s Rahn Dorsey Appointed Boston’s First Chief of Education

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Our colleague Rahn Dorsey has been appointed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to his cabinet as the City’s first chief of education.

September 02, 2014 | Category: Education

A New Approach to Scaling High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Building on its highly successful pre-kindergarten program, Boston Public Schools (BPS) has teamed up with community-based early care and education centers providing preschool programs to share what has worked well and to test a new way to expand access to high-quality early education.

August 27, 2014 | Category: Education